For immediate, emergency assistance, please call 911.
If you are not in danger and need non-emergency assistance, please call:
YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline: 405-917-YWCA (9922)
YWCA Sexual Assault Hotline" 405-943-RAPE (7273)
Oklahoma State Safeline: 1-800-522-7233
Inez Kinney Gaylord Emergency Shelter
The YWCA provides the only shelter for battered women and children in Oklahoma County. Ours is an emergency shelter, providing help in obtaining legal services, transportation, housing information, medical care, child care and advocacy services for up to two months. Clients attend domestic violence education and support groups during their stay. Our Child Advocates offer education and support to help children avoid further victimization, verbalize feelings, learn appropriate ways to express emotions and understand what is occurring in their families.
Our shelter is a safe place for women and children to escape domestic violence. Open 24-hours/7days a week, the shelter provides immediate, emergency shelter and supplemental services to more than 1,000 women and children every year.